GREENKEEPERS establish and maintain fine turf, grassed areas and synthetic surfaces used for sporting events.
Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
preparing seedbeds for new turf
establishing and maintaining turf by watering, over sowing or over seeding, and repairing green damage
mowing, rolling and levelling turf
pegging and marking out lines and logos, installing nets, posts and stumps, and placing other sports equipment on playing areas
operating and maintaining hand and power driven equipment such as mowers, aerators, cultivators, corers and line marking equipment
constructing cricket wickets, tennis courts, and bowling, croquet and golf greens
replanting, repairing, aerating, fertilising and top dressing lawns
installing and maintaining synthetic surfaces
may maintain buildings, fences and surrounding gardens